General correspondence, 1984-11 - 1984-12
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Jonathan Aitken, Conservative Philosophy Group; 1st Lord Aldington [earlier Toby Low]; Lord Barber; Sir John Barlow, Chairman of the United Kingdom Falkland Islands Committee, congratulating JA on his letter to the Times on the Falklands; Margaret Douglas, Chief Assistant to the BBC Director-General; Anthony Beaumont-Dark; Sir [Richard] Geoffrey Howe, Foreign Secretary, on subjects including the British Antarctic Survey, the future administration of the Falkland Islands and Ethiopia's candidacy for a place on the United Nations Security Council (3); Sir Frederic Bennett (2); Sir John Biggs-Davison (2); Major-General Peter de la Billiere [Commander, British Forces Falkland Islands], thanking JA for his help in saving the "bluey" [free postage for servicemen's letters home] after his visit to the islands; Mark Bonham Carter; Andrew Bowden; Norman Payne, Chairman of the British Airports Authority, on airport capacity problems; Michael Brotherton on the benefits of sponsoring Formula One motor racing (3); John Browne; Edward du Cann; John Carlisle, British South Africa Group; Kenneth Carlisle [Parliamentary Private Secretary to Douglas Hurd] (2); 2nd Lord Catto, Chairman of the RAF Benevolent Fund; Sir William Clark; Sir [Geoffrey] Miles Clifford, former Governor of the Falkland Islands, congratulating JA on his letter to the Times about the future of the islands; Patrick Cormack, the House Magazine; Baroness Falkender (2); Michael Fidler, National Director, Conservative Friends of Israel (2); Frank Field on his motion on combating the rise in drug addiction; Geoffrey Owen, Editor of the Financial Times; Sir Geoffrey Finsberg on forming a backbench committee on housing; [Anthony] James Gatward, Chief Executive of Television South (TVS) (2); [John] David Gent, Director of the British Road Federation, on their proposals for road policy; Ian Gow, Minister for Housing and Construction, on JA's visit to the Falkland Islands; Peter Griffiths, Parliamentary advisor to the Ministry of Defence Staff Association; [Mostyn] Neil Hamilton on his motion calling for student loans; Field Marshal 1st Lord Harding of Petherton [former Chief of the Imperial General Staff] on JA's views on the future of the Falklands in relation to Antarctica, proposed changes to the structure of the Ministry of Defence and his own view on the greater importance of the three Service Chiefs of Staff; Sir Stephen Hastings; Sir [Alan] Philip Hay, Director of Sotheby's; Edward Heath; Bruno Heim, Apostolic Nuncio to Britain; Peter Hordern (2); Henry James, Director-General, National Association of Pension Funds Limited, on changes to tax on pension funds; Sir Richard King (2); [Kenneth] Ken Livingstone, Leader of the Greater London Council, on a meeting to discuss the effects of the abolition of the GLC; 4th Lord Lytton [earlier Lord Knebworth] on the Horn of Africa Committee; Lord Macmillan of Ovenden, Chairman of Macmillan Publishers Limited [later 2nd Lord Stockton] asking for JA's support in stopping the imposition of VAT on books; Sir James Mancham on his impressions of China and its drive for modernisation; Paul Marland (2); [Robert] Robin Maxwell-Hyslop, enclosing a copy of his letter to Michael Heseltine, Secretary of State for Defence, on the Parliamentary visit to the Falkland Islands and the islands' future needs; Sir Anthony Meyer, Chairman of the Franco-British Parliamentary Relations Committee, on the end of Emmanuel de Margerie's term as French Ambassador to Britain; Iain Mills, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Norman Tebbit, thanking JA for his letter of sympathy on the injuries sustained by Tebbit and his wife [during the bombing of the Grand Hotel, Brighton]; Richard Needham [6th Lord Kilmorey], Parliamentary Private Secretary to [Charles] Patrick Jenkin; [Richard] Anthony Nelson, enclosing a copy of his letter to Prince Hassan of Jordan on a way forward for a Middle East peace process; Francis Noel-Baker; 7th Lord Onslow [earlier Lord Cranley] on the Parliamentary visit to the Falkland Islands, particularly the importance of the free postal service ("blueys") for servicemen writing home; Harry Oppenheimer; Matthew Parris, enclosing a copy of his letter to Michael Heseltine on the Parliamentary visit to the Falkland Islands, and his view that a way open should be left for negotiations with Argentina; Norman Payne, Chairman of the British Airports Authority, on the case for developing Stansted Airport (2); [Bernard] Barney Hayhoe, Minister of State, Treasury, on the possible extension of VAT to newspapers; Shimon Peres, Prime Minister of Israel; Maurice Petherick; Sir Archibald Ross [former British Ambassador to Sweden] on a dinner for the former Swedish Ambassador Gunnar Hagglof; Baroness Ryder of Warsaw; Timothy Sainsbury; Timothy Smith, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Secretary [Leon Brittan]; Robin Squire on the Local Government (Access to Information) Bill; [Dudley] Geoffrey Stewart-Smith, Director of the Foreign Affairs Research Institute, on JA's resignation from the Institute's council; Lord Cranborne [later 7th Lord Salisbury] asking JA to sign a motion; [John] Marcus Fox on his motion for reform of shop hours; [William] Michael Grylls on his motion on unitary taxation; Norman Tebbit, thanking JA for offering the use of his house during his recovery; Lord Thomas of Swynnerton on the maiden speech in the House of Lords by 1st Lord Stockton [earlier (Maurice) Harold Macmillan]; Sir John Townley; Lord Ennals, Chairman of the United Nations Association; Alistair Burt; Peter Walker, Secretary of State for Industry, on progress in the Miners' Strike; Caspar Weinberger, American Secretary of Defense; Sir [Roland] Roy Welensky on the dangers of revolution in South Africa and the disadvantages of televising procedures in the House of Commons; John Wilkinson, Chairman of the Committee of London Conservative MPs, on the Local Government Bill, and possibly extending the remit of the Horn of Africa Committee to the whole of the Arabian Peninsula (2); Nicholas Winterton, Chairman of the All-Party British Namibia Group; Sir [John] Oliver Wright [British Ambassador to the United States]; Sir George Young, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, on homes owned by the Greater London Council (GLC) in JA's constituency.
Also includes: notes of JA's various meetings during his visit to the Sudan, particularly on the political and economic situation, sent to Geoffrey Howe; notes on arrangements for the Parliamentary visit to the Falklands; Hansard copy of 1st Lord Stockton's maiden speech in the House of Lords; draft letter of response to those writing to JA about Nicaragua.
- 1984-11 - 1984-12
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- From the Fonds: Amery, Harold Julian, 1919 - 1996 (Baron Amery of Lustleigh, politician) (Person)
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